Making The Hobbit 2's barrel escape was its own epic adventure

When Bilbo and the dwarves escaped Thranduil's kingdom, they did so in empty wine barrels, rushing down the forest river, fighting wood elves and the rapids simultaneously. Their escape was a breeze compared to what director Peter Jackson and the actors went through to make the scene, as this Wired video reveals. » 3/03/14 4:00pm 3/03/14 4:00pm

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch on all fours in his mo-cap suit as Smaug

Benedict Cumberbatch has said that he felt like a "boobie" in his motion capture suit for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but how did he actually look? This video shows us how Weta translated Cumberbatch's performance into the CG-animated Smaug. » 2/24/14 1:20pm 2/24/14 1:20pm

The Hobbit proves you can like a movie even if it's not good

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is considerably better than the first movie in the trilogy. It has a more coherent structure, genuinely interesting character development, and fucking awesome dragon action. I liked it a lot — yet I was painfully aware of how bad the movie was. Here's what you'll enjoy in The Hobbit, … » 12/13/13 9:46am 12/13/13 9:46am

New Details About the "Old Friend" in the Doctor Who Christmas Special

Check out the first photo of Meryl Streep in The Giver. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost explain why they probably won't be in Ant-Man. Is another classic villain being hinted at for the Amazing Spider-Man films? That Ouija movie is still happening. Plus yet another Stephen King story is becoming a TV show. Spoilers ahead! » 12/13/13 6:00am 12/13/13 6:00am

Guess who's playing a villain in Arrow and Hunger Games: Mockingjay!

Peter Jackson gives details about the filming of The Hobbit's barrel scene. Will James McAvoy be in X-Men: Apocalypse? Samuel L. Jackson may be joining Tarzan. Plus, find out more about the 12 Monkeys TV show, and Lafayette's new boyfriend on True Blood. Spoilers now! » 12/12/13 6:00am 12/12/13 6:00am

Will Sony Soon Have to Find a New Spider-Man?

There's another new Star Wars casting rumor. Peter Jackson explains why he added elves to The Hobbit, and whether he'll direct an episode of Doctor Who. And Robert Kirkman says you will always know when it's a character's last moment on The Walking Dead. Plus, the first poster from Godzilla. Spoilers now! » 12/11/13 6:00am 12/11/13 6:00am

Will Khal Drogo join Batman Vs. Superman? Plus a New Godzilla Mystery!

Check out new images from Edge of Tomorrow and Godzilla. Jeffrey Bell says upcoming episodes of Agents of SHIELD will be more "Marvel." Steven Moffat talks Doctor Who's regeneration limit. Plus, is Henry Cavill's favorite Superman villain coming to Man of Steel 2? Spoilers now! » 12/10/13 6:00am 12/10/13 6:00am

Bilbo finally meets Smaug in this fantastic new Hobbit TV spot

Admittedly, we don't get to see that much of Bilbo's first encounter with the massive dragon, but it's still such a cool/important scene we figured you'd probably want to check it out. Besides, this video has some more cool new footage in it that makes it well worth taking 30 seconds out of your day to watch it. » 11/28/13 8:40am 11/28/13 8:40am

Denny's new Hobbit 2-themed menu is sure to desolate your stomach

Obesity rates among the denizens of Middle-Earth are on the rise. Hobbits, dwarves, orcs and even men are getting fatter, because instead of a sensible diet based on fruits, vegetables and Lembas bread, they're eating at Denny's, thanks to their new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Your Arteries Smaug-themed menu. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

How Desolation of Smaug adds Elves who don't appear in The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit doesn't mention many Elven characters by name, so for The Desolation of Smaug's journey to the land of the Wood Elves, Peter Jackson brought back Orlando Bloom's Legolas and created a female Wood Elf, Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel. We spoke to both actors about their characters and how they fit … » 10/17/13 10:00am 10/17/13 10:00am

First look at Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel in The Hobbit 2

Evangeline Lilly is playing an all-new character in the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, an elf named Tauriel. All we knew about her character is that she has some kind of relationship with Legolas (who will be stopping by the film) but now we also know that she may have borrored … » 6/05/13 8:45am 6/05/13 8:45am

Gandalf and Radagast inspect an ancient tomb in the first clip from

Now that the first leg of Bilbo's unexpected journey has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Peter Jackson is finally ready to show us a short segment from the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug. Gandalf and Radagast (birds still firmly nested in the latter's hair) reunite to investigate the mystery of the… » 3/24/13 1:44pm 3/24/13 1:44pm